The countdown is on for the 38th annual Detroit Jazz Festival! Music and song from some of the nation's best known and most talented jazz artists will fill downtown beginning Friday, September 1 and run through Labor Day. Fans from across America will converge on Detroit and its multiple stages for this smorgasbord of live music.
This year's lineup of big names is extraordinary! Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridewater, Kamasi Washington, Esperanza Spalding, and Regina Carter, just to mention a few, will all be on stage. If you like jazz, Detroit will be the place to be.
But one of the reasons why the Motor City and jazz have such rich history and tradition is because of Detroit's strong philanthropic community and continuous commitment to provide jazz programming and education to up-and-coming musicians. Chris Collins, the current President and Artistic Director of the JazzFest, explained the connection to me in a recent Spotlight on the News interview conducted exclusively for WXYZ.com.
For more detailed information about this year's Detroit Jazz Festival, click on the link below.